Free the Pets
As the media is filled with negative and unpleasant information, we tend to ignore the good news. If you are a cat-lover or a dog-lover, you will be very excited to hear this news.
After years of protesting and arguing, the people have finally been heard. Coronavirus, starting with the consumption of a bad bat, has led Shenzhen, city located in southeastern China, has banned the consumption of dogs and cats. Shenzhen is the first city to take initiative against the consumption of dogs and cats and the probability of other cities following Shenzhen’s footsteps is very likely.
The government has set strict bans and consequences to ensure the cooperation of the Shenzhen citizens:
"If convicted, they will be subjected to a fine of 30 times of the wild animal's value, if the animal is above the value of 10,000CNY [$1400 USD]," announced authorities.
This could also lead to the end of the wild-life market in China. Although it will be a hit to the economy, these measures must be taken to avoid another outbreak. However, China’s stance on the wild-life market is still unknown.
This news was from credible and trusted news sources. Of those news sources are: CNN, South China Morning Post, The New York Times, etc.
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